“The opening of the seed vault marks a historic turning point in safeguarding the world’s crop diversity,” says Cary Fowler, executive director of the Rome-based Global Crop Diversity Trust, which led the project. “Crop diversity will soon prove to be our most potent and indispensable resource for addressing climate change, water and energy supply constraints, and for meeting the food needs of a growing population.”

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